Glades camp applications being accepted at schools

The Glades Education Foundation’s push to create a two-week summer camp getaway for children ages 5-12 that won’t be too costly for parents has succeeded. Applications are now being accepted at the county’s three elementary schools for kids to participate. They must be returned to the school offices at Moore Haven Elementary School (MHES), West […]

Moore Haven Legion post hosting Ortona ceremony

The Moore Haven American Legion Post 299 will sponsor the Memorial Day service on Monday, May 28, at the Pavilion in the Ortona Cemetery, beginning at 11 a.m. The program includes prayers, a color guard presentation, music by several singers, the giving of a Quilt of Valor to a veteran, and a speaker to be […]

Glades County Roadwatch Report for week of May 20

GLADES COUNTY US 27 from SR 78 to the City of Ortona: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. SR 78 from SR 29 to US 27: Maintenance permit project: […]

Helfenberger accepts Glades County interim manager post

Commissioners pushed forless-costly deal after Long sent salary comparison GLADES COUNTY — Ahead of the Glades County Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 8, Commissioner Donna Storter Long had sent out an email blast to her constituents late that Sunday meant to alert them about “How your tax dollars (are) being spent.” She was drawing […]

Glades County Roadwatch report for week of May 13

GLADES COUNTY US 27 from SR 78 to the City of Ortona: Maintenance project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. SR 78 from SR 29 to US 27: Maintenance permit project: […]

United Way to take applications for emergency food and shelter

FORT MYERS — The United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades has announced that it will accept applications for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties through June 3 (5 p.m.) The counties of Lee, Hendry and Glades have been awarded federal funds in the amount of $306,272 […]

Senator Grimsley holds mobile office hours

Senator Denise Grimsley’s (R-Lake Placid) staff will hold “mobile office hours” on Thursday, May 17, to assist constituents with state agency concerns. Staff will be at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, 55 South Parrott Ave. in Okeechobee from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and at the Glades County Courthouse, 500 Ave. J SW in Moore Haven from 1-2 […]

Manager candidate gets counteroffer

Board also votes to retain Carlisle another month GLADES COUNTY — After Glades County Board Chairman John Ahern related how his negotiations had gone with Joseph Helfenberger, two commissioners objected Tuesday to terms they’d arrived at for the interim manager candidate. Mr. Helfenberger, now temporarily managing the tiny City of Archer (near Gainesville), had rejected […]

Hunter safety courses offered in Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in Glades County. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after […]

Glades County Roadwatch Report for the week of May 6

GLADES COUNTY SR 78 from SR 29 to US 27: Maintenance permit project: Crews will be landscaping near the roadway from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weather permitting. Motorists should use caution as crews work near and on the roadway. SR 78 from the City of Lakeport to Indian Prairie Canal: Maintenance […]